ACB arrests executive engineer for accepting bribe

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Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday claimed to have trapped and arrested Executive Engineer, Rural Development Department, District Ramban for accepting bribe of Rs 4,000 for releasing payments for the work done under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

According to a statement issued to news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC), ACB received a complaint, wherein the complainant had alleged that Madan Lal, Executive Engineer, Rural Development Department, District Ramban was demanding bribe of Rs 5,000 from complainant for releasing his payments for the work done under MGNREGA in Ramban district.

On receipt of the complaint, a discreet verification was conducted by Anti Corruption Bureau and on the basis of findings of the Enquiry Officer, prima facie, offences under section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 (as amended in 2018) was found made out against the alleged accused person Madan Lal, Executive Engineer, Rural Development Department, District Ramban.

Accordingly, a case was registered under section 7 of the PC Act 1988 (as amended in 2018).

“During the course of investigation, a trap team was constituted, which laid a successful trap and caught red-handed Madan Lal Chadgal, Executive Engineer, Rural Development Department, District Ramban while demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 4,000 from the complainant in his file. The accused was arrested on the spot by ACB team. Later, searches were also conducted at the premises and residence of the accused.”

Further investigation into the case is going on, they added. (KDC)

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